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John C Ruhnka
— A Colorado lawyer who was willing to write pro-tobacco advertising articles for local newspapers. —
Some key documents
1987 Apr 22: Ruhnka has written a Tobacco Institute-inspired article "Drive to ban tobacco ads: good intentions, bad results." for the Denver Post. [Page 10]
1988 Oct 17: Jim Savarese, a favoured consultant to the Tobacco Institute, writes to Fred Panzer about their new Ad-ban project.
I have attached a list of some of the lawyers who participated in the Ad Ban campaign in February 1987. These are the ones I would recommend to use again, but remember we haven't contacted these people since 1987 so I don't know if they are still available or still at the same schools. We should also try to find a couple for the Northeast Area.
He lists 14 tame lawyers who wrote articles for them in 1987, and among the list was "Colorado, John C Ruhnka, Denver Post — 4-22-87"